Dirty Thursdays was podcast every Thursday direct from Dirty Boulevard Recording Company in San Diego, CA. The show provided an audio snapshot of SD jazz artists, songwriters, acoustic groups, and bluegrass from 2010-2012

Thursday, June 23, 2011

026: Wade Hackett

Growing up on the plains of West Texas, Wade Hackett rode a longhorn cow four-miles to school every day. Through the tumbleweeds and dust occasionally he would hear the distant sound of a cowboy's guitar floating through the sweltering Texas air. The sounds of the far-away strumming touched his soul and young Mr. Hackett spent the next year shoeing horses in the nearby town until he'd saved enough coppers to buy his first guitar. Then, on one hot autumn afternoon, he forked over his earnings at Papa Joe's Music & Pawn in Wylie, Texas and walked out with a weathered Gibson acoustic. And so he set out on the lonely prairie, guitar in hand and cow in tow.

OK, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole. Wade may or may not own a cow, and he now resides in metropolitan Los Angeles. His music is a bit of Old-West-meets-West-Coast; country and city colliding. Think Neil Young, Tom Waits, and Willie Nelson in a three-car pileup. Happy Thursday!

-Love Is All We're After

Entire episode:
download ep 26

Cut to the Chase (skip to the last song):

for non-flash users - download ep 26 part 2

Wade Hackett (facebook)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello Monday

THIS WEEK: our old friend Wade Hackett is a singer-songwriter from Texas who has recently been corrupted by the west-coast and southern CA

UPCOMING: our favorite sons, local indie-rock/surf/lounge/alt/jazz duo the mattson2

Thursday, June 16, 2011

025: The Heavy Guilt

This week we rocked out 'MTV Unplugged' style with local band The Heavy Guilt. They stripped down to a four piece - vocals, acoustic guitars, rhodes, and bass - for this exclusive Dirty Thursdays performance. The Guilt has been a scourge at San Diego bars and clubs for about the last two years.  They're gearing up for the release of "In The Blood", which will be out on vinyl, CD, and MP3 next month.


The Heavy Guilt is Erik Canzona on guitar and lead vocals, Josh Rice on rhodes, Jason Littlefield on bass, and Sean Martin on guitar. The full band also includes Jenny Merullo on drums/vocals, and Al Howard on percussion/toys (and he's also the lyricist).

Check out their CD release show at the Glashaus Device Gallery on July 16th.

-God Burning Eyes
-The Tangles
-When It Comes Down
[Outro] Fallen

Entire episode:
download ep 25

Cut to the Chase (skip the first 2 songs & interview):
download ep 25 part 2

The Heavy Guilt (official site)
The Heavy Guilt (youTube)
Guilt on Facebook

Bonus [Ain't No Sinner live video]:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lost in the woods

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm writing this from 8 miles outside of Whitmore CA... no phone service but somehow there is WiFi. We'll be back on the grid next week with a new episode.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

024: Noelle Pederson

Turns out that singer/songwriter Noelle Pederson lives right around the block from Dirty Boulevard Recording Company.  This week we finally got her to drop in with some brand-new material for Dirty Thursdays.  We also chat about music therapy and the San Diego scene...

Enjoy and see you in two-weeks.  We're on vacation up in Humboldt next week!

-Wine of Truth
-Night of Candlelight
-The Infatuation Trapeze
-Just Me

Entire episode:
download ep 24

Cut to the Chase (last two songs):
download ep 24 part 2

Noelle Pederson (youTube)